Gotska Sandön Travel Guide

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    Feather on the beach, Gotska Sandön
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Gotska Sandön Things to Do

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    Handmade map by El Sueco

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 4, 2003

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    This island is a bit special. I show you this handmade map (I can't guarantee anything), just to show you more or less were things are, that I will describe on my pages.
    The romantic names are "free translations" of the Swedish names. I think they mostly have connection to ship that have wrecked on the sand shores.
    Mesurement of the island: 9x7 km

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Gotska Sandön Off The Beaten Path

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    Dense forrest seen from Ligthing House.

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 4, 2003

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    View of Broadsand Tongue seen from the Light House. The Light House seen from the beach looks to be very near, and you can easily fall for the temptation to walk right on towards the Light House after being at the beach, specially when dark. Don´t do that, after a while you will get caught by the trees and you don´t know were to go, as you can´t judge the direction. So my strong advice is, don´t go off the beaten paths!
    (Do you notice the white ferrie that goes to Gotland, in the upper left part of the photo?)

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    The handmade Schipca pass in middle of island

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This most peculiar and friendly island (a hot summer day that is) is fully worth visiting.
    You come here from the city of Nynäshamn, 60 km south east from Stockholm.
    The boat "Madam af Gotska Sandön" will take you there in 2-3 hours, you spend the day there 6-8 hours and then go back in the evening.
    You can rent small huts and also bring a little tent and stay over night (only in one special "village" in the north of the island).
    Get fresh information from the tourist services in Nynäshamn or from
    www.gotskasandon.com

    Fondest memory: I was here on two hot summer days in Juni with a couple of friends. Late in the evening when it was totally dark we walked the sandy path to the beach and looked for the stars (nowadays you do not see the stars so well when being in a town with much lights).
    In the morning I got up early, took the beach pictures you can see on the island t-log, and of course a morning bath (no pictures). It was just one of these Swedish summer mornings when they are at their best.
    On this island you can only hear the natural sounds; a bird singing, the small waves coming in to the shore and you "hear" your foot steps when you walk on the beach of small stones just near the sea.

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